North Vietnam Travel

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh





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Welcome to Hanoi. Once arriving at the airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for check in. In the afternoon, enjoy a walk around the city center which leads you through the various architectural works as well as the bustling streets in the Old Quarter.

Continue onto Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart of Hanoi which is located in the center of the city.

Take a seat on the bank of the lake and feel the tranquillity from the lake. Enjoy the pleasure of the weather and admire the beauty of green trees growing along the banks. Pay a visit to the nearby Ngoc Son temple to learn more its connection to the lake.

Head back to your hotel for a welcome dinner in one of the best restaurants in Hanoi. Overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hanoi for your reference.

In the morning, leave Hanoi and depart your journey on a scenic road to the beautiful town of Mai Chau passing though stunning mountains and fields.

The town is famous for its lovely valley. The place is home to White Thai hill tribe who still holds their unique lifestyle and traditions for centuries.

After reaching Mai Chau, check in your hotel before heading out to PomCoong village to get to know more about the customs. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, visit CunPheo Village where Muong people inhabit. You will then follow a big trail to reach Van Village of Thai people. You take a trek on the hillside passing through the rice field and the villages.

After visiting the village, say goodbye to the dreamy and peaceful land and transfer back to the hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi. Dinner on your own.Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, leave Hanoi and depart for another stunning land of Halong Bay – the UNECO Heritage Site which is famous for thousands of islands scattering over the Gulf of Tonkin. Visiting the bay, you will be amazed by the natural beauty of different types of scenery.

You will embark on a beautiful boat for an overnight cruise on the magical bay. The cruise is also a great chance to savor special menu of fresh seafood in the endless charm of limestone formations.

Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.

♣ Please check our selected cruises on Halong Bay for your reference

Try to wake up early this morning to take in the morning views of the bay at its best. Morning is the great time to admire the breathtaking views of the bay in the glitter of sun rays shining down to the water surface. After the tea break, take the last chance to enjoy the impressive views of the surroundings as the ship cruises through various seascapes. Get your camera ready to take nice photos of the unique land.

Have lunch on boat before returning to the harbour, transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Today, you will depart for Ninh Binh province to visit Kenh Ga village famous for its thermal spring where you could enjoy the charming scenery while immersing in the mineral water. It’s also the time that you find the peace in your soul. Relax in the comfortable spring will be an unforgettable experience in your trip. After relaxing, move to Truong An where the sea and the mountains meet. It is also home to the famous Dinh and Le temples dating back long time ago.

Transfer to the hotel for check in. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Ninh Binh for your reference.

In the final day of your journey, you are offered a great chance to explore the rich biodiversity of Vietnam through a visit to Cuc Phuong National Park. The park is home to many endangered and rare animals including mammal, birds, fish species which makes the park an interesting place to discover. A picnic lunch will be served at break time during the adventure.

You will then leave the park and drive back to Hanoi. End of tour.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise V'Spirit Cruise Glory Cruise Pelican Cruise
Ninh Binh Tam Coc Ricefield Resort Ninh Binh Legend Emeralda Ninh Binh
Mai Chau Homestay Homestay Sol Bungalow Mai Chau Ecolodge

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Ninh Binh
Mai Chau Homestay
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Ninh Binh Tam Coc Ricefield Resort
Mai Chau Homestay
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Halong Bay Glory Cruise
Ninh Binh Ninh Binh Legend
Mai Chau Sol Bungalow
Hanoi Apricot
Halong Bay Pelican Cruise
Ninh Binh Emeralda Ninh Binh
Mai Chau Mai Chau Ecolodge

This is an ideal tour for travelers who want to explore deepler Northern Vietnam. 

If you love the mountainous areas with ethinic culture, you should have a look at this program. It is absolutely different with the place where you are staying and you will many interesting to tell your family or friends about Vietnam experiences when you travel back home.

What are the best things you will have:

+ Visit Mai Chau, see the house on stilt with moutain and green field. You also have a chance for an overnight staying with local people on house on stilt.

+ Explore Halong Bay on land - Ninh Binh - where the film King Kong had too many amazing scenes.

+ Relaxing time on Halong Bay - World Natural Heritage

You can traveling all year around for this itinerary. Just notice that, it will be cool during December until Feb but still very comfotable.

You may want to add on other excursions in the Center and the South of Vietnam if have more time:

» Ho Chi Minh City Tour - 4 Days

» Central Vietnam Tour - 5 Days

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

 Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking


  • 7 day tour in Northern Vietnam
  • 6 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 15 meals included.
  • Shuttle bus for Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • Service charges and government VAT tax


  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam are approximately $700-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

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